While weve all been paying attention to dragons (because theyre awesome) and White Walkers (because were waiting for the dragons to come back on screen), the actual battle for Westeros is likely taking place in the background.
Recently, The Huffington Post spoke withConleth Hill, the actor who plays Varys on the HBO series, and asked him if perhaps weve all been paying attention to the wrong characters. Are Varys and Littlefinger the ones to watch?
Very interesting question, he said, before teasing a possible meetup in Season 7. I can tell you that I loved working with Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), and I can tell you that its possible we work together again, he said, adding, But not definite.
Though Hill gets cheeky at the end of his comments, a meetup is almost certainly happening. The two are basically on a collision course, with each playing the role of a master puppeteer.
While Game of Thrones theories aboutJon Snows true parentsand Tyrion being a Targaryencapture our attention, one that says the game will actually come down toVarys vs. Littlefingerkeeps making more sense.
Remember, Littlefinger is the catalyst for the whole story. After convincing Lysa Arryn to kill her husband and Hand of the King, Jon Arryn, things were set in motion and Ned Stark was called to Kings Landing. Littlefinger has been gaining more and more power ever since.
Now, hes Lord Protector of the Vale and showed up at the last minute to help Jon Snows army defeat the Boltons in Season 6. Though were led to believe Sansas letter got him to come to the rescue, its likely that Littlefinger wouldve shown up to the Battle of the Bastards to finish off Ramsay, anyway.
The guy wants a united North backing him, and he would never have that with the Boltons in power.
He conspired with Illyrio to get Daenerys married to Khal Drogo. Varys conspired with him to get her dragon eggs. Varys conspired with Jorah from the beginning. To me, a lot of her success is owed to Varys.
He also got Tyrion to be Danys advisor. Varys originally testified against Tyrion after Joffreys murder only to free him and whisk him away to counsel Dany. Then, he shows up in Dorne to get the Tyrells and Sand Snakes on the Mother of Dragons side. Dudes been busy.
Now Varys is with Danys fleet heading to Westeros, and Littlefinger is putting doubt in Sansas head as Jon Snow becomes King in the North.
George R.R. Martins book series that inspired Game of Thrones is called A Song of Ice and Fire. With Dany, Varys is controlling the fire. With the Starks, Littlefinger is trying to control the ice.
Winter is coming, peeps. Aw hells Snow.
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